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Eye On Design: Stuffed Shell Chair By Chris Schanck

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All Photos By Gail Worley

One of my favorite contemporary furniture designers is Chris Schanck, and I always look forward to seeing his latest pieces when I attend The Salon Art + Design show each fall.  Schanck’s work embraces the tension between dilapidation and opulence, asking us to find unconventional beauty in the imperfect. His contribution to this year’s fair was the Stuffed Shell Chair in a copper finish. Let’s take a closer look at this beauty.

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Eye On Design: Red Tufted Geometric Armchair By Kimbel and Cabus

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All Photos By Gail

Over the course of their nearly twenty-year partnership, Anton Kimbel (1822–1895) and Joseph Cabus (1824–1898) developed one of New York City’s leading furniture and decorating firms. Sons of German and French cabinetmaking families, they defined a new take on Modern Gothic design, a style that originated in Britain and was embraced by a growing middle class in the post–Civil War United States.

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Five-Sided Television Set

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Story and All Photos By Gail  Worley

When you think of the concept of Retrofuturism –an exploration of past visions of the future — this five-sided, console Television set might fit in perfectly.

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Eye On Design: Black Hawk Console By Gloria Cortina

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While the streamlined curves of Gloria Cortina’s Black Hawk Console (2016) reference the design aesthetic of modern French opulence and glamour popular in the 20th century, Black Hawk serves as an homage to the perception of luxury in the Aztec empire.

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Eye On Design: Paul Newman Rolex Coffee Table

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An homage to the most iconic watch ever made, this coffee table clock is a supersized version of legendary actor Paul Newman’s Rolex Daytona, and was created by craftsman Pedro Costa.

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Eye On Design: The Wedge Ottoman By Todd Merrill Studio

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All Photos By Gail

Salon Art + Design — which made a triumphant return to the Park Avenue Armory from November 11th through 15th after being waylaid in 2020 by Covid — always flaunts more than its fair share of ‘Oh Wow!’ moments, but this stunning Wedge sofa and ottoman from Todd Merrill Studio was far and away one of my favorites this time around. Because just look at it. It’s insane, right?

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Eye On Design: You Can’t Lay Down Your Memory Chest of Drawers

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The You Can’t Lay Down Your Memory Chest of Drawers (designed 1991, manufactured 2005) by Dutch designer Tejo Remy (b. 1960) exemplifies the work of Droog, an informal confederation of Dutch designers founded by Gijs Bakker, a product designer, and Renny Ramakers, an art historian. The piece consists of recycled drawer fronts inserted in newly constructed wooden boxes held together by a commercial cinch strap.

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